Writing Tip Wednesday: You Chose It

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Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood, award-winning author of The Handmaiden’s Tale and many other works, actively supports her community of writers. To that end, she’s created Writers’ Trust of Canada to encourage Canada’s writers. However, she is also a realist who encourages writers to equip themselves with the following:


“You most likely need a thesaurus, a rudimentary grammar book, and a grip on reality. This latter means: there’s no free lunch. Writing is work. It’s also gambling. You don’t get a pension plan. Other people can help you a bit, but ­essentially you’re on your own. ­Nobody is making you do this: you chose it, so don’t whine.”

Margaret Atwood

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